You’ve operated on a patient and prescribed them the appropriate treatment, yet their ailment shows no sign of improving. Perhaps it’s the anti-biotics; maybe the human body is no longer capable of recuperating, or maybe just maybe, it’s the British health care system which is failing them. With more and more Brits seeking treatment in foreign countries than ever before, we’ve taken a closer look at the subject, posing the question whether patients should opt for rehabilitation abroad.
Every British person that travels abroad to Europe has to renew e111, their Euro Health Insurance Card (EHIC), to prove that they are citizens of a European country when they do eventually seek medical treatment.
Patients should have thoroughly researched the programme they intend on enlisting for. They will also need to find out as much as possible about the respective country’s health service, considering obstacles like the language barrier, whether the country has a good line of communication to the NHS and how to seek damages if something were to go wrong. [Read more…]